Yesterday I suddenly had inspiration to create a new kind of fairy house that could be used as a flower pot too. I'm very pleased with the result especially since I can finally recycle our milk cartons into fairy houses.
2 - Prick a hole in the side of the carton with scissors and cut out 2 square windows. You can use the flaps to create shutters, but this time I just removed them.
3 - Fill the bottom with some soil and fill the carton with succulents till just above the square windows.
Optional; cut the support bar between the windows to easily fill the carton with plants. Later you can restore it when you cover the carton with barch.
4 - Cover the entire sides of the carton with barch and moss and create a barch roof using a hot glue gun. And finally decorate the house with pressed flowers, moss, snail shells and feathers.
Good luck and I wish you a magical weekend!
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oh, sas, I wish my home were blooming like your little house here!ReplyDelete
What a lovely thing to say Pamela, thank you :)Delete
Un abrazo y feliz fin de semana.
Thank you dear Silvina,Delete
sending one right back to you ...xxx!
This is magical Sas! absolutely magical! WOW... thanks :) .. VaniReplyDelete
And thank you for your lovely comment Vani :)Delete
This is a great idea! That is going to be one happy plant!ReplyDelete
It seems to like it so far haha :)Delete
Thank you Jennifer and I wish you a wonderful Sunday,
This is beautiful! What a wonderful idea!ReplyDelete
Thank you, it looks lovely as wall decor too :)ReplyDelete
So beautiful. Like always! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! I hope you join us again today! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/06/eco-kids-tuesday_25.htmlReplyDelete
Now this is pretty! I just finished making my first fairy house and fairy tree, so finding your blog has been a great find! (I found it through Pinterest via your ADORABLE snail shells fairy house). I just started putting together a new fairy house, with cardboard milk cartons this time, but I can't get started because no matter how much I scrub and scrub and scrub... that sour milk smell keeps returning. Do you have any ideas on how I can fix that? I rinsed and scrubbed them with witch hazel last night, but nothing's worked permanently so far.ReplyDelete
Again... LOVE your blog and creations.
Welcome Kristin so nice to see you here!ReplyDelete
The reason why I use milk cartons for these fairy house planters is because of the coating inside the cartons. This way when you water the plants inside the house the water won't leak out the cartons. I think you better choose a different carton box without coating when you want to make an empty fairy house. When you fill the cartons with plants you won't smell the milk in the coating....Good luck :) xxxsas
I guess that's what I need to do then... incorporate plants. I always want to upcycle/recycle to build my fairy houses, so the milk cartons seemed a good idea.Delete
And this is definitely the best way to learn; through trial and error and asking questions, so... thanks for replying!
That is so true Kristin, trial and error are the basis of each form of creativity.Delete
And if there is one person who knows everything about that it's me hihi.
Thank you for sharing :) xxx